The Stories Behind the Statistics: Early Marriage

An introduction to several stories behind the statistics of early marriage and its devastating impact on health and social welfare of adolescent girls around the world.

 

Overcoming Stigma: A Film Story of Stillbirth, Miscarriage

In 2007, with one 30-month-old child, my husband and I decided it was time to have another baby. My first miscarriage occurred at six weeks. My second was at almost eleven weeks. The grief was alarming but I did what many women do--my best to quietly “carry on.”

My Invisible Earthquake: One Woman’s Journey Through Stillbirth

On New Year’s morning in January 2003, my life took a shocking turn with my obstetrician uttering three simple but devastating words: no fetal heartbeat. Several attempts to induce labor finally led us to my first and only daughter’s stillbirth at dawn on Friday, January 3, 2003.

Addressing the ‘Silent Sorrow’ of Stillbirth

In the months after losing my son at 40 weeks gestation, I received tremendous support from women whose babies had died many years before. At the time, it was difficult for me to appreciate our commonalities since my grief was so raw, while theirs seemed so very far removed.

Take Action for Global Stillbirth

This month, the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) has partnered with Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) to draw attention to the 2.6 million stillbirths that occur worldwide each year. This past April, The Lancet launched a new series on stillbirths to draw attention to a public health crisis that has been widely overlooked.